Gender Equality is Essential to Progress


Gender Equality is Essential to Progress

Peace is only possible, according to Baha’i teachings, once women have been accorded full participation across all fields of human endeavor. Until such gender equality becomes reality, Baha’is believe a climate in which international peace will emerge cannot be fully realized.  Read more….

v42 n01 - International service opens new vistas

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Gender Equality is Essential to Progress


Gender Equality is Essential to Progress

Peace is only possible, according to Baha’i teachings, once women have been accorded full participation across all fields of human endeavor. Until such gender equality becomes reality, Baha’is believe a climate in which international peace will emerge cannot be fully realized.  Read more….

v42 n01 - International service opens new vistas

Small Scale Farming: Simple, Successful, Sustainable


Small Scale Farming: Simple, Successful, Sustainable

Sugeno-san is a philosopher. His love affair with the land is poetry. “These trees are planted by our ancestors. These ‘tambos’ — the orderly descending terraces of rice paddy fields — are blessings from our communal mountains and forests. We smallholder farmers are the guardians of this Earth. It is our ancestral connection with their spirits. We pay our respects by respecting the land.” I realise that this deep and profound link between our planet and our humanity is being shattered by our human greed and ever-rising consumption.  Read more…

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Is Global Warming Real?


I gave this homework assignment to my Agroclimatology class today.  Perhaps you would like to try it?

Homework Problem:  Do you believe that global warming is real?

Please read the articles and watch the YouTube video at the following links and provide me with a 1 page argument either for or against man-made global warming. (If you are not in my class, you don’t have to submit the 1 page argument, however, you may want to leave a comment below.)

Climate Change: ‘Hoax’ Or Crime Of The Century?
http://www.forbes.com/sites/markhendrickson/2012/09/16/climate-change-hoax-or-crime-of-the-century/

Most Used Climate Myths and what the science says….
http://www.skepticalscience.com/

TEDxTheEvergreenStateCollege – David Roberts – Climate Change is Simple
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=A7ktYbVwr90